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Texas Pecan Tree

Carya illinoensis

Description:

The pecan tree is a large deciduous tree, growing to 20–40 m (66–130 ft) in height, rarely to 44 m (144 ft);[2] taller trees to 50–55 m (160–180 ft) have been claimed but not verified. It typically has a spread of 12–23 m (39–75 ft) with a trunk up to 2 m (6.6 ft) diameter. The fruit is not truly a nut, but is technically a drupe, a fruit with a single stone or pit, surrounded by a husk.

Habitat:

These were near a river bank and surrounded by oaks, cypruss and alders.

Notes:

The state tree of Texas.

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GarySmith2
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Texas, USA

Spotted on Mar 14, 2013
Submitted on Mar 14, 2013

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